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New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

Hooray! It’s autumn! And autumns means cold, windy and possibly even rainy days and looong evenings best spent on your favourite knitting spot (aka sofa) with a cuppa tea and loads of yarn to cuddle with. What better way to kick off this knitter’s season than with a set of new patterns? Maybe add a giveaway, too? If you have been following me for a while you will have noticed that I am working on a series of patterns inspired…

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New pattern: Jormungandr Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

New pattern: Jormungandr Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

After socking it for the biggest part of this year I am finally ready for something new. So when I was reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythoogy this summer I got inspired to design a set of patterns inspired by the characters of these stories. So I wrote and knitted, ribbed, knitted again, annoyed my test knitters (I love you ladies, you know that!! Right??) and finally had my first set of patterns ready to show. The Jormungandr Socks and Mittens…

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Work in progress

Work in progress

The summer break is almost over and it’s HOT! And by hot I mean that it’s HOT! But if you are thinking that I am referring to the weather, you’re mistaken (well, not quite, but… oh). Because I have extremely hot news for you. All summer long my brain has been on meltdown mode and I barely had the energy to breathe. But apparently it helped hatching some new ideas. In between almost finishing my #24pairsofsocks challenge and cooling down…

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Summer Skies Hat – FREE PATTERN –

Summer Skies Hat – FREE PATTERN –

Don’t we all have this proverbial yarn-skeleton in our closet? That ball of yarn that isn’t just ever going to fit any project we’ll start. Because it’s simply not you. Right? I never hid the fact that I am completely not in love with the colour pink. My dislike for it even seems to spark some amusement among my friends, so one of my closest friends wrapped her wedding gift for us into a whole 300 yards of baby pink…

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Will it blend? Scrap-blending techniques

Will it blend? Scrap-blending techniques

For me this year is all about learning new techniques. And as I really love working with scraps of yarn and use everything to the last millimetre, I have been busy collecting and testing new (for me) techniques of blending. Most designs I see on *Hot right now* use one or the other technique of blending/fading/overlapping colours into one another. And if you look at the prices… I might as well just knit. It really isn’t that difficult. Take your choice…

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A song of Ice and Yarn

A song of Ice and Yarn

I admit it. Winter is my favourite season. It makes for cosy indoor time (preferably spent knitting) and fabulous outdoor time! But only when it’s cold and snowy 🙂 And dark and cosy. Hm. I think I might be weird. It has been snowing for the last few weeks and it’s preeeeeeeetty cold outside, -15degrees Celsius. I really love this. First of all because it’s pretty and different from anytime else and also because it makes for really nice pictures…

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New pattern – Best Woodland Friends

New pattern – Best Woodland Friends

Finally a new toy pattern from my side! It’s been way too long! After several months of designing, frogging, re-shaping and finally test knitting, this couple are celebrating their friendship and having a dinner tonight. Will you join in? I’d like to present to you the newest addition to the Mumpitz Design Family:  Best Woodland Friends – In English and German (click for pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy or DaWanda) I had a fun time figuring out the shape of…

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Getting down to business – cast on frenzy

Getting down to business – cast on frenzy

The list of things to do in 2018 is set. Now I just need to cast on and knit as much as I can! Last Wednesday’s project is finished and it’s time to move on in the de-stashing-frenzy: 3 projects are up simultaneously: 1: My everyday-easy-to-knit pair of commuter mittens or socks (you’ve got to have some variation, right?) which will use up my beautiful stash of non-Sockables Schoppel Zauberball collection (This is only 1/10th of it, don’t worry :P)…

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WIP Wednesday, new pattern sneak peek and 2018 goals

WIP Wednesday, new pattern sneak peek and 2018 goals

Is is WIP Wednesday or what? I’ve been swamped with work and didn’t have a lot of time to get creative, BUT! I have made my list of things I want to do and try for 2018 now. AND I can promise you already that there will be a new cuddly cute toy pattern out soon!! (Want a sneak peek? Read on 🙂 ) But first things first: It’s Wednesday, the day of work in progress, so tell me, what’s…

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Knit Hearts to be my Valentine – Free pattern

Knit Hearts to be my Valentine – Free pattern

Don’t you also hate being late out? There’s always something I seem to forget when it comes to holidays. I have the perfect last minute gift for you that will make you and everyone you gift it to very happy. They look good on your bag, with your keys, as a general decoration and will definitely be a great idea for your Valentine. They also make a cute Thank You gift or table decor. I made a whole bunch of…

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